Vigneault calls out Muller for using top PP unit late in Habs' blowout win
Alain Vigneault has a bone to pick with Kirk Muller.
The Philadelphia Flyers head coach was not happy when the Montreal Canadiens' No. 1 power-play unit hopped over the boards with just over two minutes remaining in the third period with the Habs leading 5-0 in Friday's Game 2.
"We had embarrassed ourselves enough. I'm not sure we needed to be embarrassed more," Vigneault said postgame, according to Sportsnet's Chris Johnston.
Flyers captain Claude Giroux also took note.
"Yeah, I saw it, but ... no comment on that," he said.
Muller, the associate coach who's running the Canadiens in Claude Julien's absence, defended the decision.
"It's the playoffs," Muller said.
Muller added that Montreal's struggling power play needed the practice and said he wouldn't have done it in a regular-season game, according to TSN's John Lu.
The Canadiens held on to the 5-0 victory, evening the series at one game apiece.